Columnist Kristof Leaves NY Times to Ponder Oregon Gubernatorial Run

Columnist Nicholas Kristof will leave The New York Times to consider running for governor of Oregon, The Hill reported.

Kristof on Tuesday filed papers to form a committee that will allow him to raise money and hire staff for a potential campaign as a Democrat, The Hill said. Kristof, 62, has been on leave from the Times since June while he explored the run.

An adviser to Kristof insisted no final decision had been made about a gubernatorial run.

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